The Crew

Keith Ingram MNZM. JP – publisher

Keith IngramKeith ran away to sea at the age of 15 at a time when a willing pair of hands and a strong back were sought after on any crew. He would have scoffed if anyone had told him he would one day become an award winning journalist and the editor of respected maritime publications. But sure enough, today Keith puts his passion for the industry back into the community by working as a maritime consultant and publishing the bi-monthly Professional Skipper and New Zealand Aquaculture magazines as well as the annual New Zealand Workboat Review. Keith is one of the maritime industry’s strongest advocates and Past President and Life Member of the New Zealand Marine Transport Association. He is also a marine assessor for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and maritime advisor to the Courts of New Zealand. As a Past President of the NZ Recreational Fishing Council, he has continued his work as a national representative on the National Rock Lobster and the SNA1 snapper strategic management groups. In his spare time Keith enjoys fishing and boating, he is a past Commodore of the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and continues to support his community as an Honorary Fisheries Officer and Justice of the Peace.

Keith was recognised in the Queens New Years Honours 2021 as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, MNZM for services to the Fishing and Maritime Industry.

Contact Keith: 0274 584 747
Office: +64 (09) 533 4336

Vivienne Ingram – manager

Vivienne ICo-director and business manager as well as anchor and homeport for Keith Ingram throughout their marriage of 44 years. Vivienne manages the business, looking after the administration and financial side. The company draws its name VIP Publications Limited from “Vivienne Ingram Publishing,” from the days when she produced the Spirit of Adventure magazine.

Contact Vivienne: 09 5334336

Margaret Wind – advertising manager


Margaret Wind – Over 25 years marketing experience in the maritime industry working with suppliers, surveyors, naval architects, operators and boat builders has given Margaret a broad knowledge of customers’ needs. “I enjoy building strong relationships based on trust and integrity, and am genuinely interested in talking and engaging with customers”.
Margaret’s knowledge of the marine industry makes her a valued member of the Professional Skipper magazine/Workboats/Aquaculture crew.

Contact Margaret: 027 481  8360

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Jim Birchall – editor

Jim Birchall webJim Birchall joined Professional Skipper after working as a journalist locally, and in a former life had an interesting career in investigative work for both private and legal entities. He has also volunteered in commercial and community radio as a host; does voiceovers for radio and TV, occasional acting (badly) and is an avid podcaster, creating Occam’s Razor – an irreverent look at the unexplained. In summer you will find him umpiring cricket somewhere.

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Rachel Walker – designer

photo“I’ve been doing this sort of thing for way too long to mention,” says Rachel. “Let’s just say, I’ve got experience!” Rachel has worked in the realms of both publishing and advertising agencies during her illustrious career, although predominantly in publishing for the past decade. Rachel says being part of the Professional Skipper team is like being adopted into a generous and loyal family, it’s had its dramas, but is totally worth it!


Our top contributors from all walks and swims of life…

John Mosig

John MosigConsidered one of the pioneers of Australian warm water aquaculture, John Mosig’s 35 years’ experience at a commercial level has given him a clear understanding of where the economic drivers are to be found on a sustainable fish farm – and how to recognise the many pitfalls.

Dorothy Jean McCoubrey

dorothy picDJ started fishing with her father in the Hauraki Gulf at an early age. She went on to become a public health environmental scientist, specialising in seafood safety. Home is New Zealand, but after 32 years with the NZ health service she spread her wings to work internationally. DJ is currently working in Washington DC with the US FDA having been awarded a study scholarship.

Justine Inns

Justine Inns 09 PortraitA partner in Oceanlaw NZ, Justine specialises in fisheries and aquaculture law, with a focus on the Maori seafood sector. She advises on commercial structuring, governance and compliance and has an extensive history of representing clients in law reform processes in government policy development. Justine has advised various iwi on Treaty settlement negotiations and settlement implementation and lectured at Canterbury University Geography Department and Law School.

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